Baptism is not just one of the important Christian holidays. This is primarily a sacred Ordinance, which touches the man who decided to accept the Christian faith and ask for forgiveness from God for their sins. The secret meaning of the rite of Baptism is that a person revives for dedication to a spiritual life. Baptism is celebrated on the 19th of January in the Gregorian calendar (6th January according to the Julian calendar).
The history of the celebration of Baptism
The story of the baptism of Rus rooted in the distant 988-th year, when the great Kiev Prince Vladimir the Red Sun, his wife, children, and thousands of residents of the capital of Kievan Rus was baptized in the waters of the Dnieper, and the rite of baptism was performed by Byzantine priests and Metropolitan. This year, the state religion of Kievan Rus became Christianity. The acquisition of the new religion had its own well-defined prerequisites. Eastern Slavs were pagans and worshiped Svarog-God of the sky, Kind – God of fertility, Perun-the God of lightning and thunder, dazhdbog – the God of the sun, vélez – the God of cattle and wealth. They made sacrifices for them, set up idols, which was a wooden and stone statues of deities, praying in the sacred groves and shrines made of special religious Continue reading
Oddly enough, but February is the most festive month of the year. The thing is that this month, around the world are the most memorable carnivals, during which you can see colorful parades, plenty of food and all kinds of fun. There are many theories concerning the origin of the carnival. Some believe that the word «the carnival» comes from the Latin expression «carne vale», which means «farewell to meat», meaning the last days when one could eat meat before Lent. Others believe that celebrating ward off evil spirits and are a way to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Around the world spend hundreds of carnivals, among which are the most memorable and colorful: 1. Carnival Rio, Brazil (17-22 February)
The Rio carnival is a kind of yardstick with which to measure all other carnivals. It is also one of the most celebrated artistic events in the world. Slightly more than half a million tourists come every year «the capital of all carnivals in the world» to watch the greatest Orgy of all times and peoples. The carnival begins with the crowning of king Momo, who passed a huge silver and gold keys to the city. Then begin the celebration across the country on all the streets, Continue reading
Fifth Regional theatre festival “Dolgoprudniy autumn” . already anniversary, was held in Dolgoprudniy the theatre “City” with the support of Ministry of culture of Moscow region, Administration of city Dolgoprudny and the Committee on culture, physical culture, sports, tourism and youth Affairs. Having a permanent residence in this beautiful suburban location, the festival has become a landmark event for his entire life. Every autumn the whole city is waiting for this spectacular celebration, the Director of the festival Jeanette Harutyunyan satisfied with his great taste and panache. Annual participation in the festival are waiting for all theatres in Moscow region, provincial and municipal. Have an understanding of live festival communication contributes to the development of theatrical space of the suburbs, and it is here, in brew festival, new creative ideas and projects. And, of course, identification of new “stars” and theatrical leaders.
Beautiful spectacular opening and closing – the most important moments of shared celebration. Because the opening was invited to the Theatre of puppets “Sofit” from Voskresensk – a unique group indispensable on city celebrations and national holidays, the festival also flashed his charming Continue reading